HCM International Internship Program

Desired Outcome

An HCM International Internship is an opportunity for HCMI to invest deeply in a select group of men and women who display an unusual level of commitment and gifting in the ministry of Christian caregiving.

The HCM International Intern is welcomed into a mutually beneficial relationship for the purpose of: (1) investing in the intern's spiritual formation and abilities as a caregiver; and (2) impacting the need for laborers in what the Lord is doing through HCM International.


All applicants must:

  • Agree with the HCM International Statements of Faith
  • Have attended the four-day Formational Prayer Seminar
  • Have at least limited experience facilitating formational prayer either in a group or one-on-one setting
  • Be at least 25 years old
  • Submit one letter of recommendation by someone who is familiar with their experience in ministry
  • Complete the Program Application (found below)

Program Duration*

The internship lasts one year and consists of approximately 400 direct and indirect supervised hours. Cohort C will begin on September 1, 2017 and conclude on August 31, 2018.

*Special note: For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Internship Program will be on hold and we are encouraging those interested in the Internship to instead register for the Rooted Program in Spiritual Formation.

Program Components

Seminar attendance (60 hours)*

  • Identity Integrity and the Awakening of the True Self (30 hours)
  • Integrating Formational Prayer Seminar (30 hours)

*Interns will attend each seminar at a discounted rate of $200.

Mentoring (36 hours)

  • One mentoring session per month with Dr. Terry Wardle (12 hours)
  • Two mentoring sessions per month with Jeff Franks (24 hours)

Personal Study (270 hours)

  • Read 10 books (assigned - one book/month) and process in mentoring sessions (240 hours)
  • Review the Formational Prayer Seminar videos - one section per month and process in mentoring sessions (30 hours)

Support 1-day events (40 hours)

  • Attend four HCM International 1-day events in a supportive role (4 x 10 hours)

Program Completion

When interns have completed all the requirements of the internship program, they will receive a certificate of completion. 

Reading List

Anatomy of the Soul (Curt Thompson)
Daring Greatly (Brene Brown)
Every Breath We Take (Terry Wardle)
Healing Care, Healing Prayer (Terry Wardle)
Helping Others on the Journey (Terry Wardle)
Into the Silent Land (Martin Laird)
Mindsight (Daniel Siegel)
Seeing is Believing (Greg Boyd)
Strong Winds, Crashing Waves (Terry Wardle)
The Whole Brain Child (Daniel Siegel)

Program Fee = $3,500*

HCM International will scholarship the entire fee for the program.*


To apply for the Internship Program, please complete the Program Application.